Virgilio Guidi

1891 · Italy

Artist biography

Virgilio Guidi is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from Italy. Virgilio Guidi was born in 1891. Born in the same country and around the same year are Giorgio de Chirico, Gino Severini, Amadeo Modigliani and Giorgio Morandi.

Virgilio Guidi's Gallery representation

Virgilio Guidi is represented and exhibited by Tega in Milan, Italy.

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been tremendously rich in cultural power since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a significant influence on the cultural growth and distinctiveness of the country. Italy also embodies the realm of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, meaning 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first extensive flowering of cultural sophistication in art, architecture, music, poetry, philosophy and politics since the Middle Ages. In the modern and contemporary period, Italy was afflicted by the fascism of Mussolini but has nevertheless remained as an important centre for artistic expression, initiating movements such as Futurism, Arte Povera and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia. Critically acclaimed Italian artists of the twentieth and twenty first centuries include Giorgio Di Chirico, Giacomo Balla, Giorgio Morandi, Alberto Giacometti, Lucio Fontana, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Francesco Clemente and Mimmo Paladino.

Further Biographical Context for Virgilio Guidi

Virgilio Guidi was born in 1891 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the early years of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom vivid, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse as a member. In Paris at the same time, a young Pablo Picasso painted his acclaimed Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the decade, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of pictorial reality with Analytical Cubism. In Italy, Futurism sought to capture the speed and energy of the machine age, especially through the works of artists such as Umberto Boccioni, Gino Severini and Giacomo Balla.

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Virgilio Guidi

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